Vice President, PED External Relations

Meridian International Center
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description

In addition to the regular duties of a Program Officer, the Vice President for PED External Relations provides support to the division by tracking legislative and U. S. Government activity that affects international exchange programs, engages staff in educational outreach, and serves as Meridian’s representative on various coalitions of interest.


  • Conduct policy research, monitor legislation, and track Congressional and USG activity that affects PED
  • Help develop Meridian’s legislative strategy, and advise on Congressional outreach
  • Mobilize and educate staff on how to effectively engage Congressional and USG leadership and to advocate for robust budgets and policies for international exchange programs 
  • Oversee staff’s educational outreach to Capitol Hill
  • Represent Meridian on various coalitions of interest such as the Alliance for International Exchange, the State Department, Global Ties U.S. or other organizations as needed



  • Undergraduate degree required; graduate degree desirable 
  • Ten years of experience with international exchange programs
  • Thorough knowledge and proven experience managing IVLP projects
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of American politics and government
  • Familiarization with the U.S. Congressional budgetary and legislative processes
  • Strong communication, conceptual, organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects under deadline

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to handle extra responsibility in addition to regular duties as an IVLP Program Officer
  • Understanding of Meridian’s broader objectives, programs and divisions
  • Tact, patience and flexibility in working with colleagues 

Physical Effort and Dexterity

Not applicable 

Visual Acuity, Hearing, and Speaking

    Excellent verbal and written command of the English language

Environment and Scheduling

  • Interest in working with an international not-for-profit professional exchange organization
  • Interest in working within a diverse work environment

Application instructions

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to [email protected] Subject line should read “VP, PED External Relations” only and a cover letter, with salary expectations, and resume should be attached. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. Submissions which do not follow the above instructions will not be considered as applicants. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.

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